Meet Tanesha of Girl With Curves. This oh-so-glam gal balances blogging with working full-time, all while donning divine ensembles that are professional, without looking stuffy. She hopes her blog will inspire other women to be comfortable with their bodies, and excited about expressing themselves through fashion. She’s all about classic silhouettes with punches of color, which is why we named this fantastic bag after her blog. And you can also peruse the other ModCloth merch that Tanesha is coveting right now. If this little teaser has gotten you curious, read on to learn just what makes Tanesha tick.
You work full-time and blog — what do you do for your day job? How do you balance both worlds?
I’m an account manager at a tech company full-time. Juggling work, the blog, and my new puppy is hard, but I love what I do so much that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel extremely lucky being able to do things I’m really passionate about.
What advice would you give someone looking to start a blog? How can you develop a community and readership?
The best advice I can offer is to develop your own unique voice — the beauty and fun of blogging is that there are no rules! Also, develop a consistent posting schedule, so your readers know when to expect a new post. Lastly, take the time to reply to comments, give advice when asked, and create a friendship with your audience.
What’s the most exciting opportunity that blogging has brought you?
Aside from being on a billboard in Times Square and going to Fashion Week (both amazing dreams come true!), the most exciting opportunity is being able to reach women all over the world, and encourage self-esteem and body-acceptance. I never would’ve thought that something as simple as a style blog would turn into something so fulfilling. My favorite part about blogging is knowing that I’m helping someone, somewhere, feel better about themselves in being able to relate to me.
How would you describe your style?
I’d have to say classic with a twist on trends. I gravitate towards classic silhouettes that flatter my shape, but I do love statement jewelry. I’m also a vintage lover because the clothing from the ’50s and ’60s just fits my shape better than those made today, and they’re so timeless and ladylike!
Do you have any style icons?
My style icons of the past are Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sophia Loren. They all embody a classy, yet sexy, sophisticated woman. People I look to for inspiration today are Olivia Palermo, Kourtney Kardashian, and Katie Holmes. One thing all of these women have in common is the way they keep it classy and sophisticated, with their own personal take on current trends.
What blogs do you read for inspiration?
Right now I’m really into my fellow Bay Area bloggers: 9 to 5 Chic and This Time Tomorrow. They both have full-time careers outside of blogging (which I can totally relate to!), so their style is office-appropriate while being fashion-forward.
Here’s how Tanesha made her statement namesake bag the focal point of a relaxed workday look.
What would you wear the Girl With Curves Bag with?